10 must read quotes about television from history’s most creative men

On September 30th, it will be 84 years since the world's first television broadcast. Television, based on Latin and Greek words meaning "far sight", is arguably one of the most influential technologies ever invented. Since the 1950s it's been the main medium for melding public opinion. And now, an incredible 78 percent of the world's households own at least one TV set. Yet throughout its long and illustrious history it's been the subject of much criticism. Here's ten writers, film makers, musicians and poets who who got turned off by the tube.